People in the North East are reminded that they are invited to take part in a review of public transport.

The review is looking at the accessibility and availability of public transport in the area, and in particular whether people face any problems which prevent them from getting to work, school or college.

It is being carried out by the North East Combined Authority’s overview and scrutiny committee and individuals and organisations are invited to submit evidence.

The deadline for evidence to be submitted has been extended until Friday 30 October.

The committee is particularly keen to find out:

• whether people can travel at reasonable cost, in reasonable time and with reasonable ease;

• the extent to which public transport gives adequate access to employment sites; and

• what alternative transport approaches could be considered that would support people in to permanent employment.

People are asked to provide evidence by email to

Anyone who is not able to provide information by email, or who has a general enquiry about the review, should contact the scrutiny team on 0191 561 1004.